Read More in 2019

PART 2 – Keeping a Book Journal

Tracking is a great idea if for no other reason to remember what you thought of a particular author’s writing or where you left off in a book series.

blog2Modern Mrs. Darcy blog actually has a class on book journaling.  From what I can tell, she recommends keeping it simple with Who, what & why, along with the date read.

She also has a free downloadable journal for those who follow her blog.

blog1Book Riot’s Read Harder Book Riot’s READ HARDER journal is a smartly designed reading log consists of entry pages to record stats, impressions, and reviews of each book you read. Evenly interspersed among these entry pages are 12 challenges inspired by Book Riot’s annual Read Harder initiative – so book challenges within your journal!

Scattered Squirrel blog has free printable pages for readers of all ages, from adults to elementary school readers.  So just print them out, use a 3-hole punch and a binder and you have a low-cost book journal. Check Pinterest.com, you will get oodles of choices and can find one that works for you.

Want to go even more low-cost?  

My dad has used a spiral notebook for the past 10 years! There’s no way to search except by paging through, but he likes it.

And I keep my list on GoodReads.com, which is free.  

IF you DO use a physical book and carry it with you – please put your name in it!  How many have we found in the stacks at RCLS? Lots. Some found their way home, but others did not.  How sad to lose that history!

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